Pictured above is TJ........I love him to death! He is just wonderful but he really needs more girlfriends. So I have been on a quest the last month. I had contacted Robin at Nistock Farms in New York about 2 years ago and she had no black ewe lambs. Last year I had my hands full with Shetland lambs so I just thought I would wait. But since there is a plan to meet up with Kara in NY, why not see if Robin has a ewe lamb? So I emailed her again. Well, no black ewe lambs again, but she talked to me about getting a white-factored ewe that will produce black lambs 50% of the time when bred to a black ram. Because the gene poll with the Black Cotswolds is so small, and I want white wool for my new love of needle felting anyways, I thought this sounded like a good idea to start with.
So guess what???????????
This is my new ewe lamb!!!!!!!
Oh, I am so excited!! She was born in April and is weighing in at 67 lbs already! Robin has been great to work with and it will be great to meet her and all her Cotswolds next week. Kara is meeting me at Robin's farm to get her 2 lambs from me too........I bet she gets a Cotswold too ;) LOL Just kidding Kara!!!
The ewe's name will be "Nistock Farms Essex Junction"..........I will call her "Essex". Since my lambs are all being named after towns in Vermont, I asked Robin if I could name her and she had no problem with that.
My Dad is driving with me to New York next week.......silly Dad thought we were just going to take lambs to NY. I told him he should know me better than that..........why would I drive 5 hours to NY and not bring something home?????